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George M. Denison

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: New London, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in New London, New London, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Non-Cemetery BurialSpecifically: Presumed buried on his property
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Borodell Denison; Phebe Denison and Phoebe LAY
Husband of Mary Denison; Mary Brewster Denison and Ann Denison
Father of Grace Hallum; Phoebe Harris; Hannah Hough; Borodell Latimer; Daniel Denison and 5 others
Brother of John Denison; Captain Robert Denison; Capt. William Denison; Daniel Denison; Samuel Denison and 4 others

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About George Denison, Esq.

George Denison (son of Captain John Denison, and great grandson of William), was born March 28, 1671. He graduated from Harvard College, studied law and settled in New London, Conn., where he was town clerk, county clerk, and clerk of probate. He was married in 1694, to Mrs. Mary (Wetherell) Harris (daughter of Daniel Wetherell, a very prominent citizen of New London, who was born in Maidstone, County Kent, England, Nov.29, 1630, and died in New London, April 14, 1719). George Denison died Jan.22, 1720. His wife died Aug.22, 1711.

Called "Gentleman." In 1707, he was Captain of the Train Band and a member of the Governor's Council in 1709.

The books published by the Society of Mayflower Descendants spell this surname with only one N. In some sources it is spelled DENNISON.

In New London he was town clerk, county clerk and clerk of probate.

Birth: 24 MAR 1671 in New London, New London, Connecticut

[Denison Genealogy and History of Stonington, Conn. pg. 389 ei seq] says 28 Mar 1671

The Hyde Genealogy gives his birthdate/place as 28 Mar 1671 at Stonington.

Death: 20 JAN 1720 in New London, New London, Connecticut

Baptism: 14 OCT 1677 Stonington, New London, Connecticut

Their children were :

       Grace, born March 4,1695; married Edward Hallam.
       Phebe, born March 6, 1697; married Gibson Harris.
       Hannah, born March 28, 1699; married John Hough.
       Borodell, born May 17, 1701; married Jonathan Latimer.
       Daniel, born June 27, 1703; married Rachel Starr.
       Wetherell, born Aug.24, 1705; married Lydia Moore.
       Ann, born Aug. 15,1707 ; twice married.
       Sarah, born June 20, 1710; married Wm. Douglas.

1694: Daniel Denison married Mary Wetherell at New London Village (New London) Connecticut Colony. Children, born at New London: 1) Grace; born January 4, 1695; married July 30, 1713, Edward Hallam at New London; 2) Phebe; born March 3, 1696; married January 12, 1720, Gibson Harris at New London; died January 4, 1761 at Bozrah Center. New London; 3) Hannah; born March 28, 1698; married September 4, 1718, John Hough; died April, 9 1782 at Bozrah Center; 4) Borodel; born May 17, 1701; married April 6, 1721, Jonathan Latimer at New London; 5) Daniel (see below; 6) Wetherell; born August 24, 1705; married November 9, 1726, Lydia Moore; 7) Ann; born August 11, 1707; married (1st) January 7, 1725, Jabez Hough; married (2nd); May 9, 1726, Samuel Richards; died 1786; and 8) Sarah; born June 20, 1710; married March 4, 1731, William Douglas; died May 12, 1797.

"Denison Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Captain George Denison" by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck and Donald L. Jacobus; p: 2, 5; Pequot Press; Stonington, Connecticut; 1963 (929.2 D415D ACPL)

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Additional Resources:

1) "Ancestors of Alden Smith Swan and His Wife Mary Althea Farwell: by Josephine C Frost; pp. 199-200; The Hills Press; New York City, New York; 1923 (292 SW24F ACPL) (HeritageQuest)

2) "History and Genealogy of the Witherell/Wetherell/Witherill Family of New England" by Peter Charles Witherell and Edwin Ralph Witherell; Gateway Press of Baltimore, Maryland; 1976 (929.2 W53301W ACPL)

3) "The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Records: Stonington" by Lucius Barnes Barbour; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. of Baltimore Maryland; 1994 (974.6 B233 ACPL)

4) "History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut" by Richard Anson Wheeler; Press of The Day Publishing Company of New London, Connecticut; 1900 (974.62 S87Wl LAPL)

Family links:

 John Borodell Denison (1646 - 1698)
 Phebe Lay Denison (1651 - 1699)

 Mary Wetherell Harris Denison (1668 - 1711)

 Grace Denison Hallam (1695 - 1748)*
 Phebe Denison Harris (1697 - 1779)*
 Hannah Denison Hough (1699 - 1782)*
 Daniel Denison (1703 - 1748)*
 Wetherell Denison (1705 - 1745)*
 Ann Denison Richards (1707 - 1787)*
 Sarah Denison Douglas (1710 - 1797)*
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Note: Additional children: Borodell b. 17 May 1701, m. Jonathan Latimer and Sarah b. 20 Jun 1710, m. William Douglass

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George Denison, Esq.'s Timeline

March 28, 1671
New London, New London, Connecticut
October 14, 1677
Age 6
New London, New London, CT
October 14, 1677
Age 6
Stonington, New London, Ct
October 14, 1677
Age 6
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
January 4, 1694
Age 22
New London, New London, Connecticut Colony
March 3, 1697
Age 25
New London, Connecticut Colony
March 28, 1697
Age 26
New London, New London, Connecticut Colony